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  • U.S. Homeland Security contractor reports computer breach (Illegal aliens not mentioned)

    08/06/2014 8:16:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/06/14
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday it was the victim of a cyber attack, adding in a statement that "it has all the markings of a state-sponsored attack." The computer breach at Falls Church, Virginia-based US Investigations Services (USIS) probably involved the theft of personal information about DHS employees, according to the Washington Post, which first reported the story. DHS has suspended all work with the company amid an investigation by the FBI, the Post reported. A U.S. government official confirmed to Reuters that the FBI is...
  • Why any decent website doesn't know your password. (video)

    08/06/2014 7:24:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    dump.com ^ | 8-6-2014 | Tom Scott
    A brief introduction to password hashing for the uninitiated -- and why you should never trust a site that emails your password back to you!
  • Visit the Wrong Website, and the FBI Could End Up in Your Computer

    08/05/2014 10:18:32 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 58 replies
    W I R E D ^ | 08.05.14 6:30 am | Kevin Poulsen
    Apparently, the feebs have been using malware and the TOR network to snoop on quite a bit more information than one might have suspected. Use the following link here for more info: http://www.wired.com/2014/08/operation_torpedo/
  • This thumbdrive hacks computers. “BadUSB” exploit makes devices turn “evil”

    07/31/2014 10:16:53 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 18 replies
    ars technica ^ | July 31 2014, 6:21am -0700 | Dan Goodin
    This thumbdrive hacks computers. “BadUSB” exploit makes devices turn “evil” Per FR posting rules, ars technica can not be posted, so a link to the article referring to USB thumbdrives hacking computers is listed instead. Ignore the "source url", it just points back to the FR website. Article here: http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/07/this-thumbdrive-hacks-computers-badusb-exploit-makes-devices-turn-evil/
  • moving all the data from one laptop to another...help

    07/13/2014 6:49:41 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 77 replies
    myself | 7-13-14 | TZ
    I was given the gift of a new laptop- HP Pavilion Smartouch 17. not my first choice, but it was a nice gift and the giver knew my old Toshiba Satellite L505-a6946 is dying and that I'm too cheap to buy a new one. The Satellite uses Vista and the new HP is Windows 8.1 . I need to know what's the best(easiest) way to move all my data from one to the other including AVG,Hitman Pro, Malwarebytes,emails(Outlook)and other vital programs. While I'm at it, I assume it came with all sorts of unwanted 'bloatware' so I will need to...
  • 19th century math tactic gets a makeover—and yields answers up to 200 times faster

    06/30/2014 10:09:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 06-30-2014 | Provided by Johns Hopkins University
    A relic from long before the age of supercomputers, the 169-year-old math strategy called the Jacobi iterative method is widely dismissed today as too slow to be useful. But thanks to a curious, numbers-savvy Johns Hopkins engineering student and his professor, it may soon get a new lease on life. With just a few modern-day tweaks, the researchers say they've made the rarely used Jacobi method work up to 200 times faster. The result, they say, could speed up the performance of computer simulations used in aerospace design, shipbuilding, weather and climate modeling, biomechanics and other engineering tasks. Their paper...
  • Need operating system suggestions for old laptop (Vanity)

    06/25/2014 10:02:22 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 58 replies
    Yours truly | 6/25/2014 | Me
    I'm trying to determine if it's worth messing with to find a different (and free) operating system for my very old Dell Latitude laptop. It currently has Windows XP SP3, which of course Microsoft no longer supports.
  • 7 Hard Drives Failing: What are the odds? These are the odds. [IRS SCANDAL]

    06/24/2014 1:29:22 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 57 replies
    American Digest ^ | June 22, 2014 | Gerard Vanderleun
    I run a data center. Disk drives that are left running continuously last between two and three years. Three years is about 36 months. The odds of a disk failing in any given month are roughly one in 36. The odds of two different drives failing in the same month are roughly one in 36 squared, or 1 in about 1,300. The odds of three drives failing in the same month is 36 cubed or 1 in 46,656. The odds of seven different drives failing in the same month is 37 to the 7th power = 1 in 78,664,164,096.
  • Did Lois Lerner have laptop, blackberry

    06/20/2014 9:09:11 AM PDT · by airedale · 58 replies
    vanity
    We know that Lois Lerner' s computer crashed at some time and per this morning it was just before "she learned of the rogue agents in Cincinnati." Since she was a fairly high level employee whose job required travel did she have a laptop? The way they describe their email system (not the way most systems work) not only would the desktop which crashed have a complete copy of all e-mails both incoming and outgoing so would the laptop. If she did have a laptop did it crash as well; did the agency give it to another employee at some...
  • The Tuesday List - Ten Inventions That Changed The World

    06/17/2014 11:35:24 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 66 replies
    Stuff of Genius ^ | June 24, 2013 | Ed Grabianowski
    If you think that the world's greatest inventions came from the fevered minds of solitary geniuses, think again. As you scan this list of the 10 inventions that changed the world, note how many of them perfected workable designs. 10. Plow Compared to some of the gleaming, electronic inventions that fill our lives today, the plow doesn't seem very exciting. It's a simple cutting tool used to carve a furrow into the soil, churning it up to expose nutrients and prepare it for planting. Yet the plow is probably the one invention that made all others possible. No one knows...
  • I may have to give up the Internet [Updated at #94]

    06/12/2014 6:51:39 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 93 replies
    Self | 6/12/'14 | Zionist Conspirator
    I'll try to make this as short as possible, because I never know when a page is going to load. As you may recall, I started having connection issues about three and a half months ago. After eliminating every other issue I wound up getting another (rebuilt) computer. Late last month the same issue began showing up so I returned the computer to the repair shop at which I bought it. They hooked it up to their connection and announced that there was nothing wrong with it. As recently as last Sunday this thing was working like a top. Now...
  • No, A 'Supercomputer' Did NOT Pass The Turing Test For The First Time

    06/10/2014 10:49:04 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 21 replies
    techdirt ^ | 9 June 2014 | Mike Masnick
    So, this weekend's news in the tech world was flooded with a "story" about how a "chatbot" passed the Turing Test for "the first time," with lots of publications buying every point in the story and talking about what a big deal it was. Except, almost everything about the story is bogus and a bunch of gullible reporters ran with it, because that's what they do. First, here's the press release from the University of Reading, which should have set off all sorts of alarm bells for any reporter. Here are some quotes, almost all of which are misleading...
  • Why You, Non-Nerd, Should Get Excited about Graphene

    05/31/2014 1:27:07 AM PDT · by kingattax · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 30, 2014 | Joshua Fruhlinger
    Let’s talk about the coolest substance ever: graphene. It’s one atom thick, (about one-millionth the thickness of a single strand of hair), it’s 100 times stronger than steel, and it conducts electricity like nothing else. It’s a supermaterial that is quietly changing the course of technology. Here’s why you should get excited about it: It will turn computers into transformers It is now being suggested that graphene can be changed into different configurations on the fly by simply manipulating it with lasers. That means that it could take on the form of different computers in just seconds, freeing us from...
  • Snowden Strikes Back at NSA, Emails NBC News

    05/30/2014 7:48:21 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 84 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 30th 2014, 4:26 pm | Mike Brunker and Matthew Cole
    Fugitive Edward Snowden on Friday challenged the NSA’s insistence that it has no evidence he tried to raise concerns about the agency’s surveillance activity before he began leaking government documents to reporters, calling the response a “clearly tailored and incomplete leak ... for a political advantage.” “The NSA's new discovery of written contact between me and its lawyers -- after more than a year of denying any such contact existed - raises serious concerns,” Snowden said in an email Friday to NBC News. “It reveals as false the NSA's claim to Barton Gellman of the Washington Post in December of...
  • [LINUX TECH] Experience with btrfs?

    05/28/2014 12:14:45 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 25 replies
    2014-05-28 19:08:22 UTC | /dev/null
    Sure there are technical forums that discuss btrfs, the shiny new filesystem for Linux but my experience has shown that FReepers meet or exceed the technical expertise anywhere on the net. The two cutting-edge filesystems that are (supposedly) impervious to bitrot are btrfs and zfs (which has a Linux implementation, older than what Oracle has now closed off).
  • U.S. Accuses China of Cyber Spying on American Companies

    05/19/2014 4:13:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon May 19, 2014 | JIM FINKLE, JOSEPH MENN AND ARUNA VISWANATHa
    The United States on Monday charged five Chinese military officers and accused them of hacking into American nuclear, metal and solar companies to steal trade secrets, ratcheting up tensions between the two world powers over cyber espionage. China immediately denied the charges, saying in a strongly worded Foreign Ministry statement the U.S. grand jury indictment was "made up" and would damage trust between the two nations. Officials in Washington have argued for years that cyber espionage is a top national security concern.
  • Department of Justice wants expanded permission to hack and search remote computers

    05/10/2014 7:42:39 PM PDT · by prisoner6 · 9 replies
    http://www.pcworld.com/ ^ | May 9, 2014 | Grant Gross
    The U.S. Department of Justice wants new authority to hack and search remote computers during investigations, saying the new rules are needed because of complex criminal schemes sometimes using millions of machines spread across the country. Digital rights groups say the request from the DOJ for authority to search computers outside the district where an investigation is based raises concerns about Internet security and Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures. “By expanding federal law enforcement’s power to secretly exploit ‘zero-day’ vulnerabilities in software and Internet platforms, the proposal threatens to weaken Internet security for all of us,” Nathan...
  • Florida Man Files Lawsuit to Marry his Computer (MacBook)

    05/08/2014 7:55:52 AM PDT · by Moseley · 48 replies
    American Uncensored News Network ^ | May 8, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    A man has filed a lawsuit in Florida for the right to marry his MacBook computer, according to the UK Telegraph newspaper. Chris Sevier argues that if same-sex marriages are allowed, on the grounds that one can marry anyone they love, then Sever should be allowed to marry his computer. Apparently it is not just any computer that turns Sevier’s head, but the massive inventory of pornography stored on it: “Over time, I began preferring sex with my computer over sex with real women. Naturally, I ‘fell in love’ with my computer and preferred having sex with it over all...
  • opinion/feedback on best budget tablet?

    05/01/2014 9:14:21 AM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 20 replies
    self | 5/1/14 | NewJerseyJoe
    Asking for opinions on the best budget tablet. Something big enough for me to work on -- i.e., be able to type easily and see the display without holding it six inches from my face. Not worried about communications -- as long as it's got WiFi built in (which I'm sure they all do), I can use my cellphone as a mobile hotspot to transfer/send files. This is intended to be a replacement for a working laptop/notebook. And again -- "budget" is the keyword. Thanks all!.
  • Computer Advice (Need a new Laptop) Vanity

    04/24/2014 3:11:22 PM PDT · by PatrioticRose · 31 replies
    me | 4/24/2014 | chuckster
    The old Dell Latitude e5500 appears to have reached the end of its useful life (Final report from tech due this afternoon) I am loooking for advice on a replacement. I use it for photo, video and audio editing for YouTube, web sites and my radio program. It would have to be very mobile but have a big enough screen for video editing. The Dell Alienware 14 has been suggested, but spec'd out, it runs $1.5K. That seems a little steep to me. Advice?
  • It's good to finally be back.

    04/03/2014 11:26:21 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 53 replies
    Self | 4/3/'14 | Zionist Conspirator
    Finally! I was without a computer all week last week and then found out frday that the old computer was beyond repair. I got this one for a good price and it seems a much better computer; videos play well for one thing. Right now there are only two problems: 1)Although I set up my two e-mail accounts on Outlook Express correctly and exactly as I'm supposed to, one of them refuses to work (fortunately, not my main one). The other one resolutely refuses to do so even though there is absolutely no logical reason for this. Also, this is...
  • "BOOTMGR is missing" "press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"...now what?

    03/28/2014 12:10:27 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 83 replies
    me ^ | 3-28-14 | TZ
    I get this now. just happened after downloading Hitman Pro after my free trial expired and then attempting reboot. Not sure if this is related to that. When I try CTRL+ALT+DEL , I just get the same message. so how do I reboot?(no, I no longer have the boot disk or program CD) Toshiba Satellite L505-S6946 and Vista Home Premium...
  • California DMV Says no Evidence of Computer System Breach

    03/23/2014 3:02:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/22/14
    The California Department of Motor Vehicles Saturday said there is no evidence showing a direct breach of its computer system but it would open an investigation "out of an abundance of caution." Earlier Saturday, security blogger Brian Krebs reported that banks in California and elsewhere were alerted by MasterCard about compromised cards that had all been used for online transactions at the California DMV. The agency said it would pursue its investigation in conjunction with state and federal law enforcement.
  • Geek Bumper Stickers [Shameless Vanity]

    03/22/2014 11:20:11 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 61 replies
    1395555531 (UTC) | Self->This
  • IBM's Watson: Designed to Learn Like a Human

    03/19/2014 9:45:36 AM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.
    IBM's Watson: Designed to Learn Like a Human by Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. * On March 5, 2014, the IBM supercomputer "Watson" became a pioneer virtual chef, inadvertently showcasing the remarkably superior hardware and software found between our ears. This intelligent machine, named after IBM founder Thomas J. Watson, produced recipes based on a series of algorithms that cross-referenced data on flavor compounds to people's likes and dislikes. "The supercomputer made its debut as a chef at a Las Vegas tech conference last week, and so far has produced gourmet, fusion fare like a Swiss-Thai asparagus quiche, an Austrian...
  • I've Received a Copyright Infringement Notice at my business..what do I do?

    03/03/2014 5:24:28 PM PST · by The Louiswu · 82 replies
    Me | 3/3/14 | Louiswu
    I received a notice of Copyright Infringement at my office today. It says someone downloaded a file called Let It Snow on 2/22/14 at 7:49GMT and the ip address listed is 173.23.1.91. I am really concerned and don't know what my first step should be in combating this problem. Does anyone have any advice about this, I would greatly appreciate any help with this matter.
  • Microsoft experimenting with free version of Windows 8.1

    03/01/2014 9:27:01 AM PST · by dayglored · 62 replies
    The Verge ^ | 2/28/2014 | Tom Warren
    Microsoft is currently experimenting with a free version of Windows 8.1 that could boost the number of people using the operating system. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that the company is building "Windows 8.1 with Bing," a version that will bundle key Microsoft apps and services. While early versions of the software have leaked online, we understand that Windows 8.1 with Bing is an experimental project that aims to bring a low-cost version of Windows to consumers... We’re told that Microsoft is aiming to position Windows 8.1 with Bing as a free or low-cost upgrade for Windows...
  • 7887 kHz, Your Home for Classic Cuban Espionage Radio

    07/07/2010 7:33:24 AM PDT · by Weird Tolkienish Figure · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at 1:53 PM ET | Brett Sokol
    TECHNOLOGY 7887 kHz, Your Home for Classic Cuban Espionage Radio The shortwave radio signals that the alleged Russian spies were using are still surprisingly effective. By Brett Sokol Posted Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at 1:53 PM ET The FBI documents that accompanied last week's arrest of 10 alleged Russian spies are alternately creepy—who knew the Tribeca Barnes & Noble was a hotbed of espionage?—and comical—turns out even foreign spies wanted to cash in on suburban New Jersey's real estate boom. With a nod to Boris and Natasha, the accused are also said to have used short-wave radio, a 1920s-era technology...
  • The Quantum Quest for a Revolutionary Computer (Jeff Bezo's "Infinity Machine")

    02/10/2014 7:37:20 PM PST · by equalator · 32 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 2-17-14 | Lev Grossman
    “[The company D-Wave] makes a new type of computer called a quantum computer that’s so radical and strange, people are still trying to figure out what it’s for and how to use it…. The supercooled niobium chip at the heart of the D-Wave Two has 512 qubits and therefore could in theory perform 2^512 operations simultaneously. That’s more calculations than there are atoms in the universe, by many orders of magnitude…. Naturally, a lot of people want one. This is the age of Big Data, and we’re burying ourselves in ­­information—search queries, genomes, credit-card purchases, phone records, retail transactions, social...
  • Things Your SgtMaj Hates: Online Training

    02/06/2014 5:00:19 AM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Castra Praetoria ^ | 1-27-2014 | America's Angry SgtMaj
    There are a number of annual training requirements we have to meet in the Marine Corps. It being the 21st Century, some of those have to do with cyber awareness and protecting information of various kinds. Since common sense is not a common virtue we are all subjected to online training in protecting personally identifiable information and classified material. Not completing the training will result in the Marine Corps turning off our access to e-mail and internet at work. This sounds more like a reward than a consequence but remember what I said about sense being common. The cyber counter...
  • History of Macintosh: a 30 Year Love Affair

    01/28/2014 3:21:35 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    billpetro.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | Bill Petro
    HISTORY OF MACINTOSHThe now famous Macintosh computer has just turned 30. When Apple President Steve Jobs launched this computer at the Flint Center on De Anza College campus on January 24, 1984 to the theme from Chariots of Fire he called it “insanely great!” The $1.5M “1984″ Superbowl commercial filmed by Sir Ridley Scott had appeared on TV two days before Macintosh went on sale and the world was holding its breath.When IBM released the so-called IBM PC in 1981, I remember saying at the time that it “legitimized the desktop microcomputer market,” at least for business. Though it...
  • Nexus 7

    01/26/2014 8:18:52 PM PST · by killermosquito · 28 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 01/26/2014 | killermosquito
    I just purchased a Nexus 7. Any freepers own one? Do you have any suggestions?
  • Wi-Fi vs. Ethernet: Has wireless killed wired?

    01/23/2014 7:01:10 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 82 replies
    DIGITAL TRENDS ^ | 13 JANUARY 2013 | MATT SMITH
    As home networks have increased in popularity, so has the wireless router. The rise of Wi-Fi has also caused the downfall of wired networks (in homes, at least), and many consumers now see Ethernet cords as being rather old-fashioned – that is, if they see them at all. Some newer computer models, like Apple’s MacBook Air, don’t even have ports for Ethernet connections anymore. The blistering connection speeds offered by today’s Wi-Fi standards do make wired networks appear a bit of a relic, but appearances can sometimes be deceiving. Though Wi-Fi has improved significantly over the last five years, it...
  • Feds Interrogate Man Wearing Google Glass in Movie Theater

    01/21/2014 10:26:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 100 replies
    betabeat.com ^ | 1/21/14 9:35am | By Jordyn Taylor
    As if you needed another reason not to wear your dumb Google Glass in public—or ever, actually—an Ohio man claims he was yanked out of a movie theater and interrogated by federal agents, who believed he was illegally filming the movie with his face computer. The man’s full account is posted on The Gadgeteer, but we’ll summarize it here so you can get the gist of it before you’re engulfed forever in this ghastly winter storm. Last Saturday, our Glass-wearing protagonist and his wife went to a showing of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit at an AMC in Columbus, Ohio. About...
  • NC pulls plug on $90 million (CGI Group) tax computer system

    01/16/2014 3:33:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 1/15/14 | J. Andrew Curliss
    State officials have agreed to pull the plug after spending $85 million on a tax computer system project that was supposed to handle the processing of tax forms and other tax information for years ahead. A contract between the state and the CGI Group was canceled Friday. The state and CGI “mutually agreed” to a final $5 million payment for unbilled work not yet paid and that will close out the contract, according to Trevor Johnson, a Revenue Department spokesman. CGI had previously received $63.8 million for its work on the tax software project, which had been handling some aspects...
  • Smart Rifle never misses, now comes in semi-automatic form

    01/11/2014 5:39:43 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/10/2014 | Cadie Thompson, CNBC.com
    In the near future, you won't even need to know how to fire a rifle to be a crack shot. At the Consumer Electronic Show, the Austin, Texas-based start-up TrackingPoint showed off its all-new 500 Series AR Smart Rifle, a gun that makes it almost impossible for any user to miss. (Read more: Now there's a gun that let's you shoot.) TrackingPoint is the inventor of Precision Guided Firearms, a guided shooting system that the company says creates the most accurate guns in the world. The new rifle is the company's first semi-automatic series. This technology turns even a neophyte...
  • Computer system could help deaf Catholics make confessions

    12/23/2013 5:34:11 AM PST · by NYer · 52 replies
    cna ^ | December 20, 2013
    Confession. Credit: catholicrelics.co.uk.. Phoenix, Ariz., Dec 20, 2013 / 02:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Phoenix, Ariz., priest has invented a computer system intended to help Catholics who are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired to make their confessions. Father Romuald P. Zantua, the system’s inventor, told CBCP News that his invention will help increase the practice of confessions, especially for deaf people who have limited access to priests who know sign language. The website for the system, called St. Damien’s Confession Box, says it is primarily aimed at the deaf and those with speech impediments who may not be able to communicate...
  • Execs Watching Porn a Leading Cause of Computer Viruses

    11/12/2013 7:05:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Live Science ^ | 11/12/2013 | Chad Brooks
    While employees may get the brunt of the blame for security breaches, company leaders are doing their fair share of damage as well, a new study finds. Research from ThreatTrack Security revealed that 40 percent of security professionals found that a device used by a member of their company's senior leadership team had been infected by malware because of a visit to a pornographic website, and nearly 60 percent of the security professionals surveyed have cleaned malware from a device after an executive clicked on a malicious link or was duped by a phishing email. In addition, 45 percent of...
  • Driver cited for wearing Google Glass may be first in nation

    11/02/2013 2:40:12 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 15 replies
    Jewish World Review/MCT News ^ | November1, 2013 | Tony Perry
    Excerpt: Yes, you can get a ticket for driving while wearing the new eyewear-like Google Glass wearable computer, which is now being tested nationwide for possible entry into the consumer market. Cecilia Abadie, 44, who lives in Temecula and works at a golf store in San Diego, got just such a ticket Tuesday night after being stopped for speeding by a California Highway Patrol officer. Quickly, Abadie posted a note on the Internet: "A cop just stopped me and gave me a ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving! ... Is Google Glass illegal while driving or is this cop...
  • Anyione else having IE problems today?

    10/20/2013 8:58:22 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 33 replies
    me
    For some reason FR & Google are okay, but any other website, including small private sites, connect and then quickly disappear and I get a message that the tab has been recovered and immediately get the following message: We were unable to return you to yahoo.com.(or whatever) Internet Explorer has stopped trying to restore this website. It appears that the website continues to have a problem. I ran into some of this yesterday, but it's definitely worse today.
  • New York man arrested on terrorism charges

    10/18/2013 2:04:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 12:45 PM EDT, Fri October 18, 2013 | Julia Lull
    A Long Island man was arrested Friday after investigators say he attempted to travel to Yemen to join al Qaeda and conspired with the terror group from the United States, according to an indictment from the U.S. Department of Justice. Marcos Alonso Zea, 25, also known as “Ali Zea,” was arrested at his home in Brentwood, New York, on charges of conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country, attempting to provide material support to terrorists and obstruction and attempted obstruction of justice, the indictment says. …
  • Vanity - Has anyone tried installing XP lately? (Update not working for fresh install)

    10/10/2013 4:46:21 PM PDT · by Slump Tester · 47 replies
    10/10/2013 | Self
    I just noticed this about 2 weeks ago. It took all night to update, then worked fine. Today's install seems to be updating even slower. Thinking it may be an issue with my ISP, I got a friend (many miles away) to do an install with his XP, and he's experiencing the same issue.My install cd came with SP2. I slipstreamed SP3 onto it many years ago, and it has worked flawlessly ever since. I can manually install a downloaded media player 11 which makes me validate and that passes, so that's not the problem.
  • "Obama" cannot be deleted

    10/06/2013 9:02:53 PM PDT · by lightman · 16 replies
    Self | 6 October AD 2013 | lightman
    I am an unrepentent Luddite, operating Mac0S9 in a Windows world. On Friday night I suffered the mother of all computer crashes....sent an email and just as it transmitted the background browser/email program crashed and the word processing program froze. Usually a forced reset cures all, but not this time. Nor did a "hard reset" by spiking the power. Each time reboot attempt resulted in a flashing icon indicating an unreadable hard drive. Hours and many dollar later the failing hard drive which had caused the freezes and crashes was replaced, and, most importantly, almost all the data was recovered...
  • Education's Shiny Toy Syndrome

    09/27/2013 4:12:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    It's elementary. Public education bureaucrats do the darnedest, stupidest things. Clever kids are ready, willing and able to capitalize on that costly stupidity in a heartbeat. Within days of rolling out a $30 million Common Core iPad program in Los Angeles, for example, students had already hacked the supposedly secure devices. The Los Angeles Times reports that the disastrous initiative has been suspended after students from at least three different high schools breached the devices' security protections. It was a piece of iCake. The young saboteurs gleefully advertised their method to their friends, fellow Twitter and Facebook users, and the...
  • Computer help - task bar and screen

    09/21/2013 6:56:32 AM PDT · by bgill · 57 replies
    Sept. 21, 2013 | vanity
    Help! Somehow the task bar jumped to the top of the computer screen. Yes, I'm logged in. Yes, I know how to move the task bar around - right click, unlock task bar and move it. Problem is when I move it back to the bottom, it leaves an empty space where it was at the top and is ghosty when it's back at the bottom (the background shows through it). So, I clicked it back to the top and back down again and now the second problem... the internet screen is getting smaller and smaller. Each time I move...
  • Computer help to create video

    09/15/2013 7:15:53 PM PDT · by don-o · 37 replies
    Little House on Unaka | September 15, 2013 | don-o
    Have used Windows Movie Maker but want to try something else. It's simply an audio track that I recorded (50Mb wav) and I have one still image. Would like to be able to enter some info about the song and location. Thanks
  • Rumor: Windows 10 to become a cloud based OS

    09/02/2013 12:13:08 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 124 replies
    myce ^ | 9/2/13
    Microsoft Windows 10 might become a cloud based operating system (OS) according to a leaked road-map. The road-map shows that Microsoft will no longer release service packs but instead will release major updates every year which also increases the version number of the OS. The next major improvement should be Windows 9, this should bring back the Aero interface in a new form. This should also be a version in which Microsoft will merge its ARM CPU based Windows RT platform with Windows Phone. This version of Windows could also be the last version of Windows as we know it....
  • Acer Computer Help Needed - Loose key

    08/30/2013 8:04:28 AM PDT · by bgill · 42 replies
    August 30, 2013 | vanity
    FRiends, will someone please help me with a loose key on an Acer laptop? It isn't off, just loose.
  • Software Help - Powerpoint to any Video Format

    08/24/2013 8:56:20 PM PDT · by 50sDad · 14 replies
    Self ^ | 08/24/13 | 50sdad
    I want to convert an old Powerpoint presentation into a mpg, avi, flv, anything that I can rig to post to YouTube. I have a XP machine running Office 2003. Can anyone recommend a piece of software which will do this?
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